The Jason Davis Deal
The M’s acquired Jason Davis from the Indians on Sunday, a week after Davis was designated for assignment by the Indians. Davis is essentially a slightly better version of Sean White – he throws primarily two-seam fastballs and gets more groundballs than flyballs, but he’s not a GB dominant type guy. He doesn’t have an outpitch and his command comes and goes. He was a decent reliever for the Indians last year but was terrible to start 2007, which is why the Indians gave him the boot.
The M’s gave up a player to be named later, and despite some hopeful speculation from Indians fans, it’s almost certainly not going to be a player of any real consequence. Last year, the M’s gave the Indians non-prospect LHP Shawn Nottingham as the PTBNL in the Broussard/Choo swap. They might get a slightly better almost non-prospect pitcher this time around, such as Robert Rohrbaugh, but I have no concerns that the M’s included one of their better talents in this deal. It’s a minor deal, and the Indians are going to get a minor prospect.
Davis probably takes Sean Green’s spot on the roster. Green and Ryan Rowland-Smith will be heading back to Tacoma in the next few days.